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of legislation, sitting in congress. and it is much ado about nothing, this election is about the economy, the president has not performed. he is chasing every rabbit down the trail to make this thing about his own record, and the miserable condition of the economy. and that is what we'll talk about. >> but isn't the problem? it comes down to trust, and therefore, we have to trust him, generally. and even his position on abortion in the last 12 months has flip-flopped on abortion. >> it has not, piers. >> it has. >> it has not, piers -- >> let me put the allegations to you, and you can respond. the allegation is that he was saying before i want to repeal roe versus wade, and i want to power to go to the state. and he says now he has no plans regarding abortion. so which is it? >> listen, he is referring to whether or not there is some piles of legislation in congress that he is pursuing in his presidency. he is committed to, and has said it still yet today the fact that we will not be funding abortion with taxpayer's money, whether it be in his own budget or whether it be in foreign aid.
on the government? >> that's two questions. it is partly the result of the sanctions. iran's economy is being squeezed. it can't sell oil that it wants to in the quantities that it wants to. the result is there is no confidence in the local currency, the rial. but as yet, it hasn't had the effect of changing tehran's mind in its nuclear program. the first indication which would be a willingness to cooperate with the rest of the world and to answer some rather pertinent questions about its nuclear program. what was it doing and what were those activities all about? melissa: in the meantime we've been hearing reports about this growing rift between ahmadinejad and the ayatollah khomeni. do you believe that and how does that change the situation? >> it helps the situation but it doesn't really change the situation. confusingly iran has not only a president, ahmadinejad but also a supreme leader, ayatollah ali khomeni. the supreme leader, as the name would suggest, is much more senior person than the president and the problem here is that although ahmadinejad was khomeni's candidate for the job,
of the council of economic advisors said the report provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst do downturn since the great depression. but the former ceo of general electric jack welch tweeted this. "unbelievable job numbers. these chicago guys will do anything, can't debate, so change numbers." the partisan pushing continues this morning. >> on friday we learned that the unemployment rate is now at a its lowest level since i took office. >> friday's jobs report shows that america still desperately needs jobs. yet the president's central and so sole proposal means fewer jobs. >> finally start doing something to acatually help the middle class get ahead. >> we can't afford four more years like the last four. falling incomes, rising prices, 23 million americans struggling for work. >> congress needs to step up and pass my plan to create a veterans job corps to help our returning heroes find work as firefighters, cops. a few weeks ago republicans in the senate voted that plan down. ask them why someone who fights for this country abro
credit problems around the slow down of emerging economies. there will be donor countries and the meeting to discuss the arab spring popular movement. an international conference is slated for sundai. imf representatives are starting off a week of announcements by releasing their global economic outlook. they are lored forecast by 0.2%age points to 3.3% the the report says economic decline is serious in southern economic countries. it also points out the european uncertainty is slowing growth in emerging nations such as china. the report projects the euro zone will shrink. japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. global growth will increase to 3.3% next year but they warn europe's credit problems still pose a threat to the global economy. the bank's latest report project 7.2% growth across 14 countries. that's lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. china's domestic demand is sluggish and it's hurt exports throughout the region. growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow within southea
cuts and tax increases will drive down the u.s. economy over what's called the fiscal cliff. central bankers from the u.s. and elsewhere explained how they were using additional monetary easing to curb their common problems. the ministers and governors didn't emerge with any official statements or even give signs of further coordinated action. they said something they've said before -- they'll keep working on it. reiko sakurai, nhk world, tokyo. >>> the head of the imf is asking those around her to draw on the spirit of their hosts. l christine lagarde says she's impressed by the resilience japanese showed as they worked to recover from last year's disaster. she's calling on leaders to share that sense of cooperation. >> we expect action, and we expect courageous and cooperative action on the part of our members. >> lagarde says she and her colleagues unwhat needs to be done. she's urging banking supervisors to complete the job of rewriting the rules of finance. government leaders need to tackle what she calls a legacy of high debt. lagarde says they should focus on getting people, p
into the economy they are 12i78ity-- stimulating housing. citi has problem relating to housing. they are stimulating emerging markets where citi is the strongest. >> all right, let's take a look at some of your other picks besides citi. you like goldman sachs. you have been telling us this all year. and the regional bank suntrust. again, was's the attraction? >> suntrust again is in the southet. it has continuedto have credit problems later than a lot of the other banks. but that's been a bad thingment but now we think it's a good thing. because right now we can still see a lot of positive improvements as we start to see a pick up in the economy and housing and places like florida, can help move that stock back up. so we still like suntrust. >> we just have about 45$p)-sec. a new round of bank stress tests coming up. how do you think banks are going to do. are they strong enough to withstand a financial downturn? >> well, i think they're strong enough. the question is does the fed think they're strongnough. and that is what we will find out. i think it will be a tough time peri
's the world economy and the u.s. economy. the imf cited two reasons things could get worse, first if european lead s fail to support their ailing economies and second if leaders here in the united states let us plunge over the fiscal cliff. the imf sister organization, the world bank citing the same two factors, cut its growth forecast for asia this week as well. now, that's for the next couple of years. where are we going to be in 2016, four years from now, when we're discussing the next u.s. election? that depends on which of these two roads america takes on election day. i'll take you down both paths on this show starting with what 2016 will look like under a president mitt romney. start with jobs. he says 12 million jobs will be created in the next four years. as i keep telling you, that claim it ridiculous, considering the sluggish growth we're seeing right now and the new downward revision. but for the purposes of this exercise, i'll take him at his word and presume an historic surge in jobs lies ahead. let's talk about taxes next. i'm going to let governor romney explain this for himse
, was to notave his hands around basic facts and figures about the economy. people are saying in the business community isthat a guy that's unconnected -- this detached could ruin another fou years for the country. neil: you reminded me at things could change in politics. a week ago at this time, mt romney couldn't win. are we to treadarefully here making statents? >> you know, here ishehe deal. the romney campaign is on an upsurge. fundraisers, super pac razors, everybody on the gop is going to take advantage of that. because we never know what's into bon the flipside. we don't know what's coming around after the next debate. so everybodys taking advantage of it. yes, your answer is we are on a roll right noo an we are taking advantage of it and we are going to do everything that we can. we don't know. you know come the next flip back and it can be obama. this is a very volatile race and it's tight. >> there is no doubt a couple of weeks ago and it looked like he was losing -- there was no doubt that his contribution -- they were sayinthat we are going to divert a ton of money to house d sen
zakaria. welcome from all over. i'm fareed zakaria. the state economy. i was the topic of this week's presidential debate and be d deciding week of the election. we're often told we need to get businesses to start investsing and hiring. well, we have three powerhouse ceos on the show. lloyd blankfein, and john of cisco systems. next, 11 years after 9/11, do we have to worry about al qaeda again? i'll talk to the former cia chief michael hayden about the aftermath of the benghazi attack. >>> and on his decade in hiding after a threat was placed on his life. >>> also, if china's growth slows, should the rest of us cheer? no. >>> first, here's my take. the pundit dees claired mitt romney the winner. he was. obama seemed passive, detached, and glum. but what's more significant than how romney said things is what he said. romney repeatedly insisted he was not advocating a big tax kuchlt in fact, he declared unequivocally that he would not cut taxes at all if they added to the deficit at all. now, as "the washington post" reporter checks out, for two years rom hi has been campaigning on a
reported having jobs. senator ayotte, isn't the economy getting better? well, i think, what is disappointing about the report is the down tick we saw in unemployment is because of part-time work, for economic reasons, so people who want full-time jobs, taking lower pay, you can't support a family on part-time work. and of course we still have the sad fact that we have the lowest labor participatings rate since 1981, and if the number of people who were working or participating in the workforce were the same as when the president came into office the unemployment rate would really be 11%, so, i don't think there is any cause to celebrate, here and i think if you told the american people four years ago, that the unemployment rate is going to be 7.8%, at this point, during the president's term, i don't think anyone should be satisfied or happy with that. >> chris: governor, are you satisfied for happy. >> i don't think any of us should be happy, we want to return to full employment. and, what we have seen now is 31 months in a row, consecutive months in a row of private sector
and the greatest peacetime expansion of our economy in the nation's history. by contrast, the decade checked by bush tax rates squandered our budget surpluses, produced net- jobs and culminated in the great recession. the lesson here is that the contrary -- is that contrary to supply-side economics, the level of the top rate does not by itself dictate what happens to gdp. a balanced budget aided by increased revenues just might restore confidence to investors and jump-start our economy. for the third and final element of this tax reform model, we turn to investment income. it is time to reduce the sizable differential and the tax treatment of earned and unearned income. the reduction in the capital gains rate to 15% under president bush was a major contributor to the growth and wealth disparities we see today. the top 1% on average received 20% of incoming capital gains, 10 times as much as the rest of the country. capital gains makes up 60% of the income recorded by the forbes 400. the extremely low 50% rate in effect today is an allied air. it is the lowest rate on investment income since
. vegas casino developer, steve wynn taking a stab at the president over jobs and the economy. listen to the knockout punch. >> i have created about 250,000 direct special indirect jobs, according to the state of nevada's measurement. that's exactly -- if the number's 250,000, that's exactly 250,000 more than this president, who i will be damned if i want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. guys like me are job createsors and woe don't like a bull's-eye on our back. the president's trying to put himself gone me and my employees by class warfare, depriicating and calling a group that makes money, billionaires and millionaire who is don't pay their share. i gave 120% of my salary and bonus last year to charities, as i do most years. i can't stand the ideas of being demagogued, put down by a president who has never created any jobs and doesn't understand how the economy works. >> greta: does steve wynn have a point? overstock.com patrick burn is here. good evening. >> gret agrat to be on,. >> greta: overstock.com has over 100,000 employees. you are a large employers. i
. >> they are trying to suck the life blood out of the economy. >> vampires? really, mr. romney? this sucking up to the right wing went too far. nice try, moderate mitt. but we got the tape and we got you. water will work for a few seconds but if you're not drinking it, it's going to get dry again. i recommend biotene. all the biotene products like the oral rinse...the sprays have enzymes in them. the whole formulation just works very well. it leaves the mouth feeling fresh. if i'm happy with the results and my patients are happy with the results, i don't need to look any farther. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin delivery... my way. levemir® (insulin detemir [rdna origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabe
. that promise is rapidly slipping away because our economy is on the wrong track. 170,000 people woke up in our state this morning without a job. we can get our economy back on track if we get our people back to work. i have a plan to do that. i have been there. i've been bankrupt. i've lost everything and i have been able to come back. that's what we need a -- that's what we need to do. the plans my opponent has support in washington has only made things worse. you can look it a path for someone who has created millions of jobs or you can look at the path for someone who's going to push the economy of the fiscal cliff. >> thank you very much and thank you to channel three. i'm looking forward to this morning. i am a product of connecticut possible class. my grandfather worked in the factories of new britain, my mother is a retired schoolteacher. i was raised to believe i need to live my life in a way to stand up for the bill class families of the state that has meant so much to my family. i passed the connecticut stem cell law which is saving lives and putting people to work. i went to congres
before the crisis hit. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. [applause] because of your strength and resilience, the strength and resilience of the american people, we've made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. i can't allow that to happen. i won't allow that to happen. and that is why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states! [cheers and applause] i have seen too much pain, seen too much struggle to let this country get hit with another round of top-down economics. one of the main reasons we had this crisis is because big banks on wall street were allowed to make big bets with other people's money and governor romney wants to roll back the rules we put in place to stop that behavior? that's not going to happen. that is not going to happen. [applause] one of the main reasons record surpluses under bill clinton were turned into record deficits under george bush is because
is the first dow component to report earnings, and is considered a bellwether of how the economy is faring. the stock barely budged in the regular session, closing at $9.13 a share, and was up a few pennies after hours. we're happy to have with us now alcoa c.e.o. klaus kleinfeld. >> welcome back to nightly business report. baseed on how alcoa did in the third quarter, how do you think business will be for you for the rest of this year and going into 2013? >> well, it's a miktsed word out there. there's a lot of volatility. we see in the end markets that we confirm, the aluminum market is going to be about growth six percent. we took is down a notch from seven percent. as you just said, this is a decade where aluminum demand has doubled. there's high growth also here in the u.s. and we've seen that in the aerospace industry, very, very nice. we're seeing it in the u.s. automotive segment, very nice, and then there are on the other side -- i mean, coming down. we've seen the heavy truck segment coming down substantially, pretty much in the u.s., and building and constructions on the commerc
to trust us. so while hot spots are growing abroad, the economy is not growing here at home. that is the problem we have to focus on here. you see, the economy is growing slower than it grew last year. last year it grew slower than the year before. all president obama has offered as more of the same. we have a very big choice to make. that choice is clear. do we want more stagnation that fosters dependency or do we want a dynamic, growing economy that creates opportunity and creates jobs? [cheers and applause] in a nutshell, we need leadership. [cheers] look at the guy over my shoulder right here. if you look at this man's life story, one word comes to mind. leader. this is a man who turned around the olympics, who turned around struggling businesses, and by the way, being successful in business, that is a good thing. there is nothing wrong with that. we want more people to be successful. we want more people to have prosperity, to have jobs, to have higher take-home pay. we want people to grow. in a jobs crisis, wouldn't it be nice to have a job-creator in the white house? t
going to cost the economy one full percentage point off the gdp. do the math. one full percentage point is roughly what we are growing right now so that could easily turn us back to a recession. you might be asking yourself, why aren't they talking about it? why aren't they coming up in the debate? stapleton wants to know the same thing. he has been crumpling all of this. he has sort of a worst case scenario that could develop here, that isn't entirely unlikely scenario if they do nothing. spell it out, bit-by-bit. what do you see happening assuming there is no deal at all? >> assuming there is no deal, we're in a world of trouble for the american family. this is crisis or catastrophe. you know, government oftentimes doesn't work to resolve problems until they become crisis. waiting for a company in private sector to hit chapter 11 before refining the sales process. this has implication for every american family. we are talking about 90% of families in america paying higher taxes. talking about reduction in income of $3,500 per american family. talking about income loss of more than 6%
the latest look into the u.s. economy, and the latest fuel for the fight over economic policy in the presidential campaign. it was the kind of news that president obama hoped for, just over a month before the election and two days after a sub-par debate outing. >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> brown: indeed, september's unemployment rate, calculated by a survey of households, fell to 7.8%. that's the lowest since the president took office. a second survey, of businesses, showed that employers added a net of 114,000 jobs, and job gains for july and august were revised upward by 86,000 the president touted the numbers in a campaign stop at george mason university in fairfax, virginia. >> now, every month reminds us that we've still got too many of our friends and neighbors who are looking for work. there are too many middle class families that are still struggling to pay the bills. they were struggling long before the crisis hit. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points.
economies because so many manufacturing and technology jobs are moving, whether it is a matter of costs for going where the trained work force is. we're fortunate to have to governors here to talk about how that change affects their jobs and what they're doing to jump- start their economies which compete with one another. this could be fun. let me start with our guest. governor hickenlooper. i knew that was going to happen. most of us here are pretty much aware of california's budget crisis. can you give us a quick briefing on where colorado is and what you are trying to do to turn things around? >> our budget is just as dressed as almost every state in the country. we have been working trying to control costs, get our pension funds in line, our state employees have not had a raise in four years. it has been difficult all the way around. the real challenge has been to try and turn public sentiment and get people to recognize it without a strong economy. it will not solve any of these problems. we have been relentless in what we did, the bottom up process and we asked them what they want
numbers. >> reporter: he now has 160 employees. >> i think the economy is really picking up. >> reporter: ryan brauton is one of those new workers. he left his job in construction and decided to become a machinist. >> i chose manufacturing for a reason that it does not seem to be affected by the economy. >> reporter: he tripled his research and development budget during the recession. it has paid off. anderson is building this new plant. >> that's the reason why we're moving. we do have plans to continue hiring. >> reporter: nationally the economy has added an average of 145,000 jobs over the past three months. unemployment has not been this low since january of 2009. >> yes, we are finally below that 8% level, but it is still indicative of a slow go environment. >> reporter: much of the drop in the unemployment rate is attributed to the growth of part-time jobs. >> i didn't even get responses to my resume. >> reporter: 56-year-old amy crawford was forced to take a minimum wage job in a restaurant when she could not find full-time work as a home designer. >> it forces two in the bush. i'
think he'll match up to vice president biden when it comes to the economy first, foreign policy second? >> i think it will be an even match. biden was in the senate 36 years so he has a very good understanding of federal issues as well. but paul ryan jokes about how he's been reading federal budgets since he was 22 years old. so they both have a very long backlog of data they can use. i think they'll be evenly match. >> what's your word of caution for each with 30 days to go? >> don't get overconfident for both sides. >> that's good. all right. erin, always great to talk to you. heating up, getting really close. we'll talk to you again. >> sounds good. >> you don't want to miss the first vice presidential debate. i'll be sitting in front of the tv. joe biden squaring off against paul ryan and this this is the e to tune in live. that happens on october 11, 9:00 p.m. tune in a few minutes more. lots of commentary too right here on the "fox news channel." >> speaking of foreign affairs, tensions are rising with new reports of more shells fired from syria into turkey. now for a fifth strai
got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >>> the economy is again the central focus as jobs numbers drop the unemployment rate below 8%. >> we made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. >> a sign of recovery just as voters head to the polls? we cover it all this morning, the policy fights emerging from the debate and the politics. what does the debate reveal about these two men. plus, a preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel, joining us, obama campaign senior adviser, robert gibbs, former republican presidential candidate, newt gingrich. democratic strategist, hilary rosen. republican strategist, mike murphy, and nbc's chief white house correspond correspondent and political director, chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week, a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes. >> i
city with all these events and at the same time we're creating jobs and we're making sure our economy is boosting at the same time. we've been very successful at creating conditions to make sure that our investors and our entrepreneurs in this city maintain their investor confidence, allowing them to innovate, to grow and to create jobs. and whether they are a neighborhood or a small business or an international clean tech company or new technology company, they've got investor confidence in our city. we're also creating investor confidence because we have in working closely with our controller and all the other financial organizations of our city and all of our departments, we're now on a more financially stable responsible path. we've done our pension reform, it's not 100 percent, we've gt a big chunk of it down and we're going to continue doing the smart things to make sure that pension is solid. and we've got structural reforms in our budget as well. we passed our first two-year budget. that's a wonderful accomplishment, one that i'm interested in to continue it make sure we
. 1457 -- 1456. our next guest is making a staggering call. he says the world economy may be down for the count. that prognosis by brookings called tiger standing for tracking indice for global economic recovery. political conflict, lack of fiscal decision-making are two of the key reasons for the dire warning. >> how does this factor into the market? in today's "closing bell exchange," cornell university professor and senior fellow at brookings, which authored that very study. also with us are savita from merrill lynch. very strong language in the report, global economic recovery hits the ropes but you do make the point that the u.s. certainly looks better than everyone else. so, the key question is, can the u.s. avoid catching the world's cold? >> that's a literal statement. the u.s. looks better than other xhis in the world but it's not a great spot to be in. with the amount of policy and political uncertainty, the u.s. -- even the u.s. recovery staying strong is certainly not a sure thing. they'll be buffeted by headwinds from abroad because china and india are not doing well.
? the choice is clear. a stagnant economy that promotes more government dependency, or a dynamic growing economy that provides opportunity and jobs. mitt romney and i will not duck the tough issues. we will not blame others for the next four years. we will take responsibility. we will not try to replace our founding principles. we will reapply our founding principles. the choice is clear. the choice rests with you. we ask you for your vote. thank you. >> thank you both again. thank you very much. this concludes the vice- presidential debate. please tune in next tuesday for the second presidential debate in new york. i do hope all of you go to the polls. have a good evening. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [applause] , livem tonight's debate reaction for the next hour. it is just past 1:00 eastern time in the morning. we are taking your tweets. you can join us on facebook. we will get to your calls in a couple of minutes. [applause] >> as the vice president the parts, along with paul ryan and their
debates reveal about where the candidates stand on jobs and the economy. in today's cover story, why more shoppers are getting a jump on their christmas lists. plus, a money manager who only invests when congress has left the building. two traders weigh in on why cheese could be considered a commodity. and, we'll focus in on financial stocks as some of the big players get ready to release earnings. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's october 12th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: traders are prepping for the friday trade. yesterday a 30,000 drop in jobless claims ignited a rally in stocks, but that fizzled out later in the session, with the dow and nasdaq especially losing momentum. gold gained 4 dollars, while oil pumped up more than a dollar. a setback for apple today. a u.s. appeals court overturned a ban on the sale of samsung smartphones running on google's android system. chip-maker a.m.d. cut its forecast, sending shares down more than 5% last night. and it's bye-bye
. the economy is one of the strongest in europe. still, the french, too, feel weighed down under the debt. structure or reform is the way to strengthen europe's union, but world economic leaders are strongly urging the implementation. can europe move into action? >> we are two very positive moves during last month. first with the ecb, second with growth. third with tax on financial transactions, which is going to happen between france, spain, italy, and other countries in europe. we are i believe truly taking into account political necessity to confront this crisis. of course it's too slow. we need to implement reforms. we're working on it. >> reporter: moscovici says the french, all europeans, in fact, should follow through with measures to reduce their debts. he said spending cuts are prerequisites for growth in the long run. >> this is why structural reforms are so necessary. and this is why if we need to deal seriously with that, i don't believe austerity is something good for the people. you cannot have growth in the midterm or long term if you've got austerity forever. we need to ge
and creation of new jobs, whether it is in a high-tech economy with twitter and other types of work force issues moving forward and businesses moving forward to creation of construction that local residents have a good shot at jobs. the john avalos local hiring measure was important in making sure we get residents, but even in my district, there are pockets of poverty and many people out of work. supporting those unemployed and underemployed people, supporting struggling small businesses in a difficult economy, and i support the small businesses versus more chain stores that seem to be coming into the store fronts, but i try to be sympathetic to local businesses because they make up the diversity of our local neighborhoods. those are some of the challenges that face our businesses. >> are there other issues specific to your district? how do you balance the needs of the issues in your district against the needs of the city as a whole? >> i know that our district has a higher proportion of seniors than some other district, and there is a brand new senior complex and wraparound community ser
to higher receipts and lower outlays resulting in part from a stronger economy. also, a statement from treasury secretary tim geithner accompanying the release of these budget details. quote, the president has put forward a balanced proposal to further strengthen the economy and reduce the country's future deficits. it's time for congress to act on those necessary steps to it help sustain economic growth for years to come. of course, to add the fuel to the budget and deficit debate, fiscal cliff, and obviously ahead of next week's all-important debate between president obama and mitt romney. back to you guys. >> it's going to be fodder for our next conversation, i'm thinking. >> absolutely. right now it's not yet moving the markets if it's going to do that at all. >> michael, we were talking earlier that there are signals you see in this market which suggest a correction is coming. tell us what they are. is it the pattern we've seen this week? are some of the fundamentals behind it? in other words, that fight coming over the fiscal cliff related to the news that hampton was just give u
economy here in san francisco and as i do that, i always have to think about what to say that mary hasn't already said about it. and if you look at the real estate economy generally in our nation, and the fact that it is still soft. that we still need more jobs. that there is a recovery, but it's a slow recovery. you can't do that without thinking gee, will i sound like a politician for one or the other major political parties? and so i will steer clear of that and focus instead on san francisco and maybe we're living in a bubble, but it's a pretty wonderful bubble to be living in. the real question is the resurgence of real estate we're seeing now, is that sustained growth? is that just, you know, for the moment? but as i look at it, we're putting in place an awful lot of things that shape what our city looks like in the future, how our city operates, how we interact with our city. as i started to think about that, i thought, you know, the number of major infrastructure projects going on in our immediate region now are probably -- there are probably more dollars and energy going int
trying to push the leaders of developed economies down a prudent path. weighed some of the risks and say confidence pretty much everywhere is still pretty fragile. economists release global financial stability report, checkup of the financial system. >> the choice today is between making the necessary but tough policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> the man there says it is time for governments off to act. he said the biggest risk is the euro zone. private sector money pulled out from peripheral economies in the region back into the core ones. that is pushing up borrowing costs for government, banks, countries, italy and spain. this he is says feeding a further downturn to. reap ver to reverse the situation is well timed fiscal consolidation and they need to do this reducing excessive debts. economists fame size steps need to be take in to boost foundations beneath banks they hope the european stability and bond buying program will help rebuild investor confidence. they suggest a unified system to supervise bank
assessment. saying look unless the u.s. and europe and the global economy could fall into a steeper slowdown. they are saying confidence is being damaged. damaged confidence that discourages businesses from investing and damaged confidence stops consumers from spending. so the i.m.f. downgraded the overall growth for this year to 3% in july. so only a few months they had to downgrade the forecast basically. the i.m.f. also highlighted what you and i spoke about yesterday. the new rescue fund, the permanent rescue fund for the euro zone. they said it's very important and the leaders need to start using that fund to rescue banks. in terms of the united states, the i.m.f. was blunt and said congress needs to sit down and sort out the budget in a nutshell saying everything the leaders have done so far is just not enough and the emerging economies, china, which they downgraded. they used one phrase only, a common factory. listen to this. >> which applies to the revision in most emerging market countries is exports. they are not doing great. and the striking thing in the world in which we are is
white house saying about all of this? >> they're effectively saying that the economy, while it's still weak, is showing signs that the president's policies are working, that his agenda is finally getting traction in the economy. here's what the president had to say. >> there are too many middle class families that are still struggling to pay the bills. they were struggling long before the crisis hit. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try and talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> that was friday right after the jobs numbers came out. i'll point out two meaningful things about those jobs numbers. one, you recall when his stimulus plan cameut somebody in his administration said with the stimulus plan. it was never a promise, a projection. symbolically it's meaningful this is now below 8%. also now it's fallen for the first time not because fewer people are looking for jobs. actually, the number of people looking for jobs rose slightly. so it's two pieces of good news for the obama campaig
of bad stuff. just this week the libya situation put the president on the defensive. the economy speaks for itself. so the only place the voters can really see the obama-biden ticket under pressure is in the debates. on the other side we're hoping governor romney will sit for an interview with us. we're negotiating that right now. we'll have an update for you on monday. generally speaking, mr. romney has been more accessible than president obama, but it is true the romney campaign is playing it very safe. at the debate tonight, vice president biden is the experienced hand. he's 27 years older than paul ryan and biden knows how to attack. the congressman is an unknown quantity when it comes to dealing with this kind of pressure. but talking points expects mr. ryan to be armed with panels that might slow down mr. biden who will most likely go after ryan hard. be interesting to see hot congressman handles that. that's a memo. top of the story, four years ago it was sarah palin debating joe biden. >> all you got to do is go down union street and go to katy's restaurant or walk into home dep
libya, iraq, afghanistan, the economy, taxes, and on and on. and on. now here is reaction from some fox all-stars. plus, the president, even opineed about the veep's performance. >> if you heard it on radio, biden won. if you watch it on television, he lost. >> i think he had a strong debate. but was diminished, was diminished by the smirking. he overdid it. >> it was unattractive, rude and i have a feeling it will come across to a lot of people as rude. looked like a cranky old man to some extent debating a polite young man. >> i don't believe i have ever seen a debate in which one participant was an openly disrespectful of the other, as biden was to paul ryan tonight. >> it's pretty amazing how often he was interrupting and heckling and laughing and smiling and grimacing and grinning. it's like they put joker juice in the water that he had there on the stage. >> he was so rude. he was so toothy. he was so -- >> tooth -- >> -- overdramatic. rolling his eyes. but on the other hand, it's joe biden. >> i thought joe biden did great and i couldn't be prouder of him. >> andrea: surprise, s
on weakening global economy. >>> business software company public debut isthe biggest ipo since facebook. that was back in may. >>> to our top story tonight i don't know about you but i envision peace and olive branches when i picture the european union. look at the pictures. riots in the street. thousands of protesters. nazi flags flying to greet german chancellor angela merkel in greece. the e.u. was named the winner of the nobel peace prize somehow. with me is economist peter morici. so happy to have you here. i'm baffled. i don't know, can you -- >> i'm more than baffled. barack obama got one a couple years ago for doing nothing but his promise. riots in greece. people are eating out of garbage appeals and dumpsters in spain all because of austerity being imposed on them by the north and the european union get as peace prize for that? maybe they ought to roll tanks through athens and maybe they give them two of them. melissa: i don't know. these pictures we're looking at right now do not scream peace to me. you know, the chairman of the panel was a little testy at the press conferenc
the economy and now we know why. it has gone from concern to fear. they are fearful of the rollout of obamacare and taxarmageddon. tax rates will go back where they were 12 years ago and i had a businessman today tell me with tears in his eyes the luncheon we sponsored that if obama gets reelected and he continues to force the rollout of obamacare he will have to shut down his business and he has been in business in this town -- i meant st. louis -- since 1957. because of all of the requirements that are going to be forced on business people. this is very real and people are veey fearful of what can happen if we don't get some more certainty in this economy. gerri: all of these topics will be part of the debate tonight. you have experience with the baiting. you did pretty well. what would be your advice to the two candidates who will be sparring with each other in a round table? they will be seated next to each other. >> here is what i predict. first of all, governor romney and representative brian have three things in common going into a debate. governor romney showed that these t
for the american recovery. somebody said obama didn't know anything about the economy. well, forget that for now. the national unemployment rate fell to, count it, 7.8%. 114,000 jobs were added to the payrolls. an additional 86,000 were added to revisions for july and august. the labor force grew, my friends, by 418,000, which means the drop in unemployment is not due to people giving up on looking for work, which is a great republican talking point. president obama broke the news to supporters during a rally in virginia today. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> the president made clear the economy is not out of the woods. it's never going to be out of the woods. look where we're going. there are still a lot of people who are waiting for the recovery to reach them. >> we've still got too many friends and neighbors who are looking for work. there are too many middle class families that are still struggling to pay the bills. they were struggling long befo
is coming back into the economy and will help in the fourth quarter. all the job losses on the manufacturing side two months in a row in the heavy manufacturing sector, that's global demand, so you really see the unevenness of the recovery persist, and that's not enough. >> and the presidential candidates can have difficulty moving the needle on that, but you did talk about housing which i call the golden lining around the cloud. i want to bring in ron peebles. he's a top fundraiser for the obama campaign. don, you're not buying individual homes, but there's definitely stuff going on in the construction sector, in homebuilding, in home buying, as diane said, in refinancing. these low rates as expensive as they've been to keep in place, it seems to be combining with low income prices. >> if you look at the market in miami, for example, which was one of the biggest drops when the housing recession hit the hardest, miami is back. miami is back in a very big way. new york is back in a very big way. washington, d.c. is back. markets like phoenix, they're back as well. nevada, for example, still h
because our economy is on the wrong track. 170,000 people woke up been arrested this morning without a job. if we can get our economy back on track, we can get our people back to work. i have a way to do that. i have been there. i have been bankrupt. i have lost everything. and i have been able to come back. that is what we need to do. my opponent has no plans and the policies in washington have only made things worse. you can have a path to create millions of jobs or you can have the path where someone is when to push our economy off a fiscal cliff. >> i really looking forward to this morning. i am a product of connecticut. i was raised to believe that i needed to live my life in a way to stand up to the -- for the middle-class families. that is why i passed the connecticut's them sell law, which is saving lives and the people to work. i went to congress to stand for manufacturing and fight outsourcing. that is me. that is my story. it is a very different story from the demands. over and over again, she has shown as she stands up for herself and her profits at the expense of the people th
. germany is opposing the deal. >> lack of action from europe could risk pushing the global economy back into recession. >> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you big news from around the globe. >>> welcome. "worldwide exchange" exchange. it's hump day. >> yes, it is. although it's been a shorter week for me. doesn't quite work that day. i guess i'm already over the hump. >> plenty coming up on today's program. >> indeed. let's take a look at where we'll be going around the world. >> won't attend imf meetings there as tensions between the two countries intensify. the u.s. government suing the nation's biggest mortgage lender. we'll take a look at how the global industry is faring. then it's off to paris. the stricken car maker is downgraded by moody's a day after demonstrators stage protests. we'll have details from the french capital. and we'll head to new york where there's an appetite for young, profits that is, up nearly a quarter from a year earlier. we'll take a look on a big day for earnings on wall street. and a big week that's coming up. joining us now onset, though,
economy is going to come skidding to a halt. >> and ben, the irony of course the debates focused on the economy and this seems like question he number one. >> i'm floored, charles, i'm glad you brought it up. the sequester is probably as bad an idea as ever come out of congress and the white house. the idea to me in particular, of cutting the defense budget, 5% of the budget, equally, roughly 5% of gdp, very, very roughly, more like 4%. >> right. >> ehe quali with domestic spending is just insanity, it's suicide. if mr. osama bin laden were still alive, he would like us to be doing this. everyone would like us to be disarming unilaterally and it makes no sense at all. >> adam, i've got to say, mitt romney brought up simpson bowles, even though the question was never asked and acknowledging the question something needs to be done. >> he brought up simpson bowles, and either candidate is discussing the fiscal cliff, there isn't much difference between them. a pox on both their houses. >> it's a bipartisan mistake and problem. i don't disagree with what jerry and ben said. the fisca
't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> what about those recent numbers in the latest job report and showing a dip in the unemployment. former chairman jack welch is skeptical. meaning that employers added a modest 114,000 jobs and the drop comes at a critical time for the president who is coming off a weak debate performance with romney. joining us is new york times best selling author out with the latest book. ann coulter. at this point in time the president said we will be at 5.6 and enjoying that part of the economy and a more comfortable position and now they are running with this new number. what is your response. >> it is noticeable that a lot of economist are saying this is not possible. you would need more than 114,000 jobbings. i don't think it matters except to broadcasting tv shows or writing for newspaper what number they throw up on the screen. people know they are out of work and in jobs and they are way overqualified for and working part-time. so many people are going out of business and under working now. 23 million unemployed difference
system for carbon if congress doesn't act. it's a massive tax that could cost the american economy more than half a trillion dollars a year. trillion with a t according to the national association of manufacturers. riley the former republican epa chief says something like that needs to be done. >> i think the epa has been led to a position where it's got to act. >> many disagree. among other things the epa cleanup operations of 40 years ago cost relatively little and most everyone benefits. in contrast an all out effort to lower the temperature of the planet assuming global warming is a real problem that humans can reverse would sheerl be the most complicated and expensive under taking in human history. >> the kinds of pollution in pittsburgh when i was growing up it's gone. i am grateful to that generation of the epa would help to make it happen. >> torpedo wood the epa latest mission reveals not a concern for the environment but a radical agenda that is less about the environment than most americans might image. as you will see later he discovered that in a college freshman dorm far f
the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. lou: the unemployment rate dropping and dramatically. the jobs picture, however, is still stagnant. former cbo director, douglas holtz-eakin, joins us here in just moments to explain all of this and to give us a perspective on the economy going forward. on wall street, stocks finished the nasdaq down about 13 points. for the week, both the dow and s&p up 1% while the nasdaq posted a fractional gain. as i reported, the september unemployment report did come in at 7.8%, down from 8.2%, 114,000 jobs, 10,000 of them government jobs. unemployment is 15% with 23 million americans still unemployed, under employed, or having simply given up looking for work. crude oil dropping again on concerns of slow economic growth. crude oil down a dollar 83 under $90 a barrel. for california, prices statewide for gasoline are $4.99 a station, and some stations charges $6 a g
of the u.s. housing market. coming up, a discussion on the economy and campaign 2012. the u.s. chamber of commerce and business roundtable. they look at what they see as the most important business issues this election cycle. you can see it live, starting at 8:30 eastern, on c-span 2. today, a look at the obama administration's aid to the auto industry. the former lead adviser on the auto industry will be live, starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern, on c-span 3. this month, as the presidential candidates meet for debate, we are asking middle and high school students to send a message to the presidency. students will answer the question, what is the most important issue the president should consider in 2013? there is a grand prize of $25,000. -- $5,000. for complete details and rules, go online to studentcam.org. >> in a foreign-policy speech, mr. khamenei said that president obama is a passive in the middle east chris it is time to change course in the regent. -- region. foreign policy will be the focus of the third presidential debate on october 22nd. this is 30 minutes. congressman goodlatte
to work. i do. i have spoken about it all over the country. i will help the american farmer, our economy and get america working. >>reporter: he said that policies the president want to pursue would hurt people this this part of the country. >>shepard: on issues, what are farmers say is at the top of the list? >>reporter: the big one is the estate tax. governor romney says he would repeal the estate tax if he becomes president. president obama would allow it to rise. the other big one is regulation. remember all of the hand wringing over the rumors the epa wanted to regulate farm dust? the labor department is looking at a rule to limit the amount of work that children under the age of 18 can do on farms. governor romney promised in his administration it would be different. >> you have to have regulation. you need regulation for markets to work effectively. i am going to cut back on regulation and put a cap on regulation. any new major regulation will have to be approved by congress. i'm not letting the politician off the hook. >>reporter: governor romney has been telling personal stories
? >> it's me, big with bird. >> big yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about it's sesame street. >> people are criticizing that ad. are they right or wrong? i will decide. later in the program, is this the world's worst wedding ever? >> in the video, you can see officers wield be batons. it was necessary to control the crowd which police say had been drinking. >> that's not even the elbow of the day, although a couple of elbows did fly in that. all right it's go time! ♪ ♪ >> bernie madoff. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> glut tons of greed. one man has the gouts speak its name. >> it's me, big bird. >> i love big bird. >> somebody's cracking down on big bird. >> big yellow, a manness to our economy. >> he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> we just think it's time you flew the coop. >> that was a good debate. i liked the debate. >> new strategies, just call it liars. >> don't pay attention to that behind the curtain. >> romney, ryan, 2012. yay! >> well, democrats woke up this morning with their hair on fire thi
to our economy. lou: governor romney mentioning big bird in last week's debate as he proposed cuts and funding to the public broadcasting system among a whole bunch of other cuts, it has not stopped sesame workshop from objecting to the president's campaign ad, the nonprofit organization wrote quote, we have approved nong campaign add and as of our general practice, have requested that they be taken down, big bird joining the aarp, and a cincinnati deli owner and nbc's andrea mitchell on the list of people who' the obama campaign to just leave them out of the obama campaign, bad news piling up for the president, some of his most reliable brends hitting him hard, little bi politic coct small ball. and the silly obama campaign. and nbc news called ad absurd, their chief white house correspondent chuck todd said, quote, when can the obama campaign going to stop talking about the debate. they cannot seem to turn the page from the debate. any conversation about that debate, i assume helped mitt romney. that is the reality that is beginning to set in scores of new polls show governor rom
economy. it sounds so reasonable when you put it like that. let me tell you why it's not. right now while we've got a deficit, the people we are borrowing money from believe we will pay it back because we set out a tough plan to cut spending and to live within our means. that's why our interest rates are amongst the lowest in the world even though the deficit left us by labour was one of the highest in the world. if we did what labour wants and we water down our plane, the risk is that the people we borrow money from woodstock to question our ability and our resolve to pay off our debts. some might actually refuse to lend us any money at all. others would only send it to us at higher interest rates. that would hurt the economy and it would hit people hard. if you have a mortgage of 100,000 pounds, just a 1% increase in interest rates would mean an extra thousand pounds to pay each year. so labour's plan to borrow more is actually a massive gamble with our economy and our future. it would squander all of the sacrifices we have already made. and let me put it like this. we are here be
out of peripheral economies in europe back to the core ones. that's been pushing up borrowing costs for governments and banks in countries such as spain and italy. vinals said neighbor nations need to do their part toward stability. policymakers need to build stronger firewalls and establish a banking union and a single supervisor. he said weak banks need to restructure their financing. now, vinals said what's happened in europe should serve as an example for financial leaders in the united states as well as here in japan. he said waiting until the strains become clearer just leads to harsher outcomes. vinals says japan's high level of debt presents a stability risk and said the government leaders need to deal with budget problems. they pointed to commercial bank holdings of government bonds as yet another risk. they project in five years bonds could make up a third of those banks' total assets and they warned those institutions would suffer heavy losses if interest rates rose. now, vinals said japanese leaders need to be more vigilant about their risks. i had a chance to speak with
it a cliff but you should have spasms a year ender that could take the whole economy under when all the bush tax cuts phase out and all the automatic spending cuts kick in, a one-two punch that the most optimistic economies say will not the recovery for a loop, millions of americans likely to lose their jobs and millions of american families likely to face thousands more in taxes. "new york times" says the cliff could be more like a slope. if congress doesn't move fast, kick the recovery or maybe the country goodbye. it is the story that no one is talking about. you have mentioned it, but we are looking at the abyss and no one is touching it. >>guest: what is amazing to me, this is the most predictable, avoidable financial crisis we have ever had in the history of this country. you are so right, if the bush tax cuts expire and all the automatic spending cuts go into play, meaning the himmation -- elimination of the a.t.m. affecting 30 million people, the tax holidays goes around, unemployment benefits go away, it will are horrendous, 14 of 17 economists now say it will put us in a recession
the economy around and his passion is to shrink the size of government. he made the compelling case in the debate and did an excellent job. >>neil: is it your feeling, senator, that the economy is going the president's way? many of course have doubts about the reliability of the government data lately but having said that, it such that the obama folks can say, well, the trend is our friend and the republicans can whine about the economy but it is getting better and it is making mitt romney fight harder. >> when you pump tens and hundreds of millions of what the fed is doing to prop up the stock market and commodity prices and the over all economy, look, the obama administration has about everything the government can possible do and we still at 1 percent or 2 percent growth from the deepest recessions we have ever had. this is part of the regulatory policy of this administration is blowing in the opposite direction. as hard as the fed is trying to do it and as much as the private sector is trying to regain the horrible chinament this president, not just regulatory, but climate in te
on the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! >>> not a single thing he said is accurate. first of all -- >> be specific. >> i will be very specific. this lecture on embassy security. the congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for number 1. >> jennifer: congressman ryan could not have been to happy about challenging him on that. congressman ryan voted to authorize $300 million less for embassy security than requested by the obama administration. that's just one of the many misleading statements about foreign policy that emerged from congressman ryan last night. here to help up dissect the truth, former secretary of defense, lawrence corb. so great to have you back. >> nice to be with you. >> ms. cutter criticized governor romney because politicizing the libya attack. >> he spoke out even before libya. he accused obama for apologizing for basically the rise that occurred in egypt, when in fact what the spokesman said is we didn't support that crazy movie that was causing it. so, yeah he did politicize it
for a fourth day of losses. the dow down triple digits near session lows right now. the economy is "modestly growing." that has not turned the market around. the biggest laggers on the dow, chevron, alcoa, and caterpillar. facing a broad-based selloff. across the board, we will keep our eye on those stocks for you. no surprise to see alcoa drop in today. kicking off earnings after the bell yesterday beat estimates but cut global demand, that outlook anyway and that stock is suffering. yum much better after his report, shares are rallying this morning. apple flipping two days of losses, in green territory. shares are up as well expecting a smaller version of the popular ipad coming next week. of course we will be covering it for you on fox business. traders on the new york stock exchange, cme group and the nymex. not even sure what to call this report today out of the fed. >> neutral and unexciting, that is what we got. the facts and the data we're getting, the market trending based upon third-quarter earnings pretty much telegraphed into the market. quite interesting to me how we drifted low
of commerce to the retail federation. they were discussing the issue and how to get the economy back on track. wall street's top ceos and jpmorgan's dimon saying it's time for a deal. they are tired of kicking the can down the road. avoiding the fiscal cliff requires political sacrifice on both sides. they are not alone wanting a certain degree of state for the markets, and in turn, for investors. joining me is president for america's for tax reform. welcome back to the show. a pleasure to be with you here. >> great to be with you. gerri: they want more in taxes, cutting in spending. with friends like these, who needs enemies, grover? how do you react? >> read today's "new york times," there's an article about the idiot rich businessmen in france who raised taxes a little bit and cut spending and elect the socialist president of france who is now raising their personal income taxes to 75% and their capital gains taxes to 60%, and these very, very smart businessmen who brought this on themselves are running for the borders. gerri: nobody's suggesting that here. in fact -- >> they were not in f
who claimed to be mitt romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to g
. in a us whohold survey, 873,000 more americans reported having jobs. senator ayotte, isn't the economy getting better? >> i think what is disappointing about the report is that the downtick we saw in unemployment is because of part-time work for economic reasons so people who want full-time jobs taking lower pay. you can't support a family on part-time work. and, of course, we still have the sad fact we have the leaflet labor participation rate since 1981. if the number of people working or participating in the workforce were the same as when the president game into office the unemployment rate would really be 11%. i don't think there is cause to deliberate here. if you told the -- to celebrate here. if you told the american people it would be 7% i don't think anybody would be satisfied or happy with w. that. >> we want to return to full employment but what we have seen now is 31 months in a row consecutive months in a row of private sector job gains. so, it is far better to be gaining jobs than losing 800,000 a month as we were when george bush was in office. we still have a long way
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